Margaret Kogos is a New York based composer, music producer, pianist and guitarist. Her works range from fully acoustic chamber pieces to the electronic medium, with a recent focus on both songwriting and percussion.
This past January 2019, she attended the Line Upon Line Composer’s Festival in Austin, TX, where her new work for percussion trio was premiered by Line Upon Line Percussion. In July 2018, she attended the So Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University as an ASCAP Composer’s Fellow, where she premiered two new works for percussion ensemble. In October 2017, she released an album titled Maybe a Dream—a 21-minute long collection of pieces that explores themes of trauma, nostalgia, longing and the power of dreams.
Margaret holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Theory and Composition from New York University. She studied classical composition and counterpoint under Marc Antonio Consoli and Jazz Composition and Songwriting under Beata Hlavanková. Her works have been performed at various venues throughout New York, New Jersey, Texas, Missouri and the Czech Republic. Prior to university, she studied classical piano for 15 years in both her hometown of New Orleans and in St. Louis.
She currently works as a Publicity Assistant for Dotdotdotmusic and as an Artist Liaison at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Formerly, she worked as an Intern at Wynton Marsalis Enterprises. When she is not playing, writing or listening to music, she is probably eating, sleeping, reading or traveling. Or maybe at the park, enjoying the sunshine.